How can I boot linux from windows boot loader?

Windows 7 was installed first and now I installed linux but I chose not install GRUB. So now my linux partition isn't accessible unless I use a boot disk to choose it. How can I add it to the default windows boot loader on windows 7?

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  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer

    you can't

    you need a third party bootloader, grub is probably the best choice

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Try swapping the hard disk connections. Make the Linux your master drive and Windows your slave drive. Install GRUB on the boot sector of the Linux drive. The Windows boot loader (I think) does not recognize Linux partitions. GRUB knows all.

    You can install GRUB even after everything has been installed. I have done it to boot DOS 6/Win3, Win98, WinXP, Fedora Core 3, SusE, and Xandros.

  • 10 years ago

    should hav been a warning to 'chose grub at this time'.....

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  • 10 years ago

    This might help.

    Good luck

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